Beltane Southern Hemisphere – Samhain Northern Hemisphere

Happy Halloween

I wish to all in the Southern Hemisphere a blessed Beltane.   We here in the Southern Hemisphere do Halloween even though in reality for us it is April.  You can’t really tell children they ought not be celebrating Halloween  when everyone else does.  Therefore children go trick or treating here as well.

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Beltane – Southern Hemisphere – Oct 31

Northern Hemisphere Date: May 1st
Also known as Bealtaine, Walpurgisnacht, May Day, (Northern Hemisphere) & Novey Eve (in Southern Hemisphere).

Beltane, the beginning of the summer months is at the November cross-quarter. This is the festival of the Great Rite – of sexual union between Goddess and God. Beltane is the spring fertility festival and there is feasting and celebration – a great festival for lovers! Beltane is the most popular time for Witches to be handfasted. This is the time when the brilliant red flowers of the Flame Trees highlight Australian forests and gardens. Our famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup, is happily coincident with southern Beltane, being run on the first Tuesday in November and taken as an unofficial holiday across Australia

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And for those in the Northern Hemisphere Samhain blessings are sent your way.

Samhain – Northern Hemisphere – October 31


Northern Hemisphere: Oct 31
Southern Hemisphere: April 30
Hallowe’en, All Hallows
Samhain (SOW-en) is the one Sabbat that is also widely celebrated amongst non-Pagans. The God has died, and the Goddess mourns him until his rebirth at Yule. It’s the last harvest festival, and the end of the Wiccan year.
Traditions: Divination, honouring the dead, carving Jack o’ Lanterns
Correspondences: pumpkins, apples, sage, mugwort

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